RADIO DUBLINO is a weekly Italian radio magazine broadcasted every Wednesday on Near FM at 9.30 pm. Near FM is a not for profit cooperative run by volunteers who manage their programmes autonomously and independently.
The radio was started in October 2013 by Maurizio Pittau and it was conceived as a place where the audience can feel at home and share views and opinions on Italy and Ireland from the expat point of view.
The programme addresses the Italian community in Dublin, Irish speakers of Italian and all residents in Dublin interested in Italian culture, Italian music and Italian language. Radio Dublino covers a variety of topics: Italian language teaching, news from Italy and Ireland, Italian music (rock, traditional, opera, jazz, folk, etc.), information about intercultural events in Dublin and interviews with Italians living in Dublin or Irish speakers of Italian.
The programme aims are: promote of the Italian language, music, art and culture, encourage the integration of the Italian community in Dublin/ Ireland and the intercultural dialogue between Italians and Irish people; stimulate Irish speakers of Italian to keep up to date with the Italian language and the civilisation; encourage the active involvement and participation providing a platform where the presenters and the audience can express their ideas, share projects or promote events.
The Italian Fusion Festival is a multicultural and multidisciplinary arts festival and it is organised by Radio Dublino. The festival, founded and directed by Maurizio Pittau, aims at promoting cultural exchanges between Italy and Ireland through several bands based in Ireland whose music is the result of the collaboration between Irish and Italian musicians. All participating bands have performed on Radio Dublino shows and offer an exciting overview of the latest music trends in the Dublin scene.